May 28, 20213min
While others are receiving treatment, seven have died from the outbreak in the state. Seven lives have been lost following a cholera outbreak in Gombe state. The state’s Commissioner of Health, Dr Habu Dahiru made the announcement on Thursday May 27, saying others are still receiving treatment at a Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Garko […]

May 25, 20213min
A statement in Maiduguri by the governor’s media aide confirmed that the verification uncovered ghost civil servants and N23 million misappropriated monthly. Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum ordered the sanction of 21 health workers found with fake certificates, following a staff verification exercise that led to the discovery of 110 fake medical staff and ghost […]

May 9, 20216min
Nigerians are recounting instances where the nation’s healthcare system has disappointed them, leading to dashed hopes and loss of lives. A number of angry Nigerians on Twitter have started a #JusticeforOmolara campaign after it was reported that a woman, Omolara Omoyajuwolo, died from suspected overdose of injections from nurses at an Ogun State hospital. Nigerians […]

April 29, 20217min
‘Don’t dissuade HIV/AIDS patients from taking anti-retroviral therapy’ Religious leaders have been told not to discourage their members, who are living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) from taking Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART), in the hope that doing so will compromise their faith. This was the admonition of participants at the ongoing five-day workshop in […]

April 8, 20213min
Abdulsalami: Proliferation of weapons contributing to rising insecurity Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, has bemoaned the proliferation of weapons in the country, saying there are over six million of such arms in Nigeria. Abubakar, who is also the chairman of the National Peace Committee, stated this on Wednesday, during a stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja. […]

April 5, 20214min
He has lost touch with medicine’ — NARD president hits back at Ngige Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), says Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”. Advertisement On Thursday, resident doctors embarked on an indefinite strike over salary arrears and owed allowances. Ngige, while speaking on […]

March 29, 20214min
Resident doctors threaten fresh strike over unpaid salaries The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has threatened to embark on an indefinite strike on April 1, if members owed salaries and allowances are not paid. The decision was contained in a communique issued after the association’s extraordinary national executive council meeting, which held on Saturday […]